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Posted: 4/21/2007 9:53:22 AM EDT
I posted this in the AR section as well, but I thought you guys would have some good insight as well.

I just got the go ahead to carry my personal carbine at work. I want this thing to be extremely practical. Light weight is a big plus too.

Here's my set-up as it stands right now.

RRA 15" A4 Chrome-lined opper w/ permanent flash hider.
RRA Lower
Magpul CTR
YHM flip up front sight block
YHM flip up rear sight
YHM Quad Rail two piece quad rail

I need a sling, light, and I'd like a VFG.

I'm leaning towards a single point sling, just for quick on and off in and out of the squad. Any suggestions for a single point, or reasons to get a two point sling would be welcome.

I'd like some type of potent LED for a light, if there is one out there. I've got a StreamLight 3w Stinger LED that I really like and would definetly be bright enough. If there is something similar that will mount on a rail that would be awesome.

Would a free float set up free up some weight? What are the advantages of a Spectre type set up with the front sight on the rail? Any other changes to free up weight?

Lastly, who makes a good VFG? I'd like one with the cutout for the presure swith on the side of it.

I know it's a lot of questions. Thanks for any advice.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 6:27:28 PM EDT
RRA is a good choice in my experience. I've completed an STS and Vickers course using 2 different RRA's without a single malfunction.

Mr. Vickers makes a very good sling which I saw work quite well in his class. With that said I've not yet switched from a single point but do believe it has advantages. Single points have a pendalum effect when moving but are less "cluttered" on the weapon as far as I'm concerned.

My primary carbine has a M900 and my backup has an X200 with a Knights vert. grip. If I were going cheap the X200 works just fine and has the LED durability and is light. I would not do the M900 again but would likely go with a vert. grip and Scout setup. I agree with the LED for durability.

I sold my free-floated RRA and have gone to Surefire M73's on both rifles and love them. They lock up tight and feel much lighter to me.

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